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School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading

21 March 2017
Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew

Labour activists slapped down by party officials for opposing free school

21 March 2017
Labour Party officials have threatened to suspend one of their own constituency parties for campaigning against a free school

Tory schools funding plan provokes parents' fury

21 March 2017
Parents are hitting back at Tory plans to slash schools' money.

Tories launch school attack

07 March 2017
The Tories are throwing another £320 million at expensive free schools in England —and could fund new grammar schools too.

‘We need a campaign to defend education’

07 March 2017
Parents, teachers and other campaigners joined a public meeting over school funding cuts in Hammersmith, west London, on Tuesday of last week. The meeting was backed by the local council.

Teachers refuse to bow down in Bowdon

28 February 2017
Teachers at Bollin Primary School in Bowdon, Cheshire, struck on Thursday of last week.

Tories slash our state schools but splash out on their free schools

28 February 2017
The Department for Education is splurging on land for privatised free schools while neglected state schools fall into disrepair, Sadie Robinson reports

School staff protest in Durham

28 February 2017
Around 200 teaching assistants (TAs) protested outside Durham County Hall on Friday of last week. It was the culmination of a week of protests during half term.

Teaching assistants keep up action against pay cuts in Derby and Durham

21 February 2017
Also: will the SNP satisfy Glasgow council strikers?

Oldham 'Trojan Horse' claims boost racist agenda

20 February 2017
A racist witch hunt is underway in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The Sunday Times claims Muslims are trying to take over state schools.

Start campaign against school cuts

17 January 2017
Six education unions have denounced Tory cuts to school funding as a “national scandal”.

Glasgow council strikers carry the fight into the new year

03 January 2017
Glasgow council workers were set to continue strikes against privatisation on Thursday.

Strikes could stop academy and reinstate Simon O’Hara

03 January 2017
A ballot for strikes to demand the reinstatement of sacked NUT union rep Simon O’Hara ended on 15 December last year.

Kinsley 3 school cleaners sacked after resisting attacks on pay

03 January 2017
Three cleaners at Kinsley primary school in Barnsley were sacked just before Christmas by their private employer, Barnsley-based company C&D Cleaning.

School workers wage a class war in Durham

15 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses’ attacks.

LETTERS: I worked in a grammar school - they don’t help the poorest

27 September 2016
New grammar schools won't do what Theresa May says they will, a former teacher writes

Durham teaching assistants say no to deal that would cut their pay

13 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants (TAs) are organising to reject a “much improved” offer from Labour-controlled Durham County Council.

May’s grammar school plan reignites a classroom war

13 September 2016
The Tory plan for new grammar schools in England is one of the first major announcements since Theresa May became prime minister.

Strike to beat the cuts as schools in England return

07 September 2016
The two biggest fights we face in schools are over spending cuts that threaten to wreck education, and ending primary Sats tests.

School’s too soft when you can’t even drug your pupils

23 August 2016
Nostalgic Tories want to take us back to the “selective” schooling system of their youth.

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